LAMA Guitar Instructor Bill Fowler has released his newest quick tip video, focusing on different triad inversions. Thanks for the great advice Bill!
To our readers — please leave a comment to let us know which video topics you’d like to see Bill and other LAMA instructors tackle in the future.
In this new video, brought to you by LAMA College for Music Professionals, Guitar Department Chair Jody Fisher explains what you can expect as a student in the guitar program and why choosing a music school like LAMA is the best choice today for your advancement as a musician.
For more information, visit the guitar department page here:
4th Annual Drummer’s Reality Camp Returns June 27-30
LAMA College for Music Professionals, DrumChannel.com Welcome Terry Bozzio, Peter Erskine, Dave Elitch, Alex Acuna, Ziggy Modeliste, Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, Uli Frost and More
Pasadena, CA – LAMA College for Music Professionals (LAMA) today announced the star-studded lineup of top drummers for its fourth annual Drummer’s Reality Camp. The one-of-a-kind camp spans four days, June 27-30, at LAMA College for Music Professionals and includes clinics, concerts, lectures, performance ensembles, private lessons, as well as a factory tour of DW Drums and a taping at DrumChannel.com studios in Oxnard, California. The camp is $699; campers can access a 10% off promo code by visiting the school’s Facebook page.
“Drummer’s Reality Camp is a wonderful opportunity for drummers of all ages and skill levels to interact with and learn from the best drummers of our time,” says Mike Packer, vice president and drum instructor at LAMA. “The intimate environment of LAMA allows campers to make new friends and acquaintances from the drumming world and get up close and personal with some of the most respected names in drumming.”
“We’re excited to join Drummer’s Reality Camp in partnership with LAMA again this year,” says Don Lombardi, founder of DrumChannel.com. “We’ve jam-packed the schedule with informative clinics, lessons and ensembles so participants get real world experience and a broad understanding of different backgrounds, genres and styles.”
Participating drummers include Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons, Frank Zappa), Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta), Peter Erskine (Steely Dan, Weather Report; USC Thornton School of Music), Alex Acuña (Paul McCartney, Chick Corea) and Ziggy Modeliste (The Meters, Keith Richards). Drum recording specialist Uli Frost, as well as LAMA’s Drum Department Co-Chairs Ralph Humphrey and Joe Porcaro, rock drums instructor Dave Beyer and jazz drums instructor Tony Inzalaco round out this year’s lineup.
A complete schedule is available here: http://www.lama.edu/images/documents/DRC-schedule-2013.pdf
About LAMA College for Music Professionals
LAMA is regarded as one of the premiere music schools in the world, for students who desire an intimate and friendly, yet serious and rigorous contemporary music education. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and located in Pasadena, a suburb of Los Angeles, CA, LAMA offers A.A. degrees and diplomas in music production (music producer and composing for visual media) and music performance (drums, bass, guitar or vocals). Founded in 1996, LAMA has provided a solid musical foundation for more than 1,500 international and domestic students. The Academy offers a significant number of real world playing situations with professional musicians, not just peers, setting the school apart from other prestigious music institutions. LAMA gives its students the skills necessary to apply their learning in a wide variety of professional situations in the music industry.
Drum Channel is the world’s leading, award-winning educational drumming website, featuring hundreds of live and on-demand lessons, shows and master classes. Drum Channel instructors include Terry Bozzio, Chad Smith, Neil Peart, Tony Royster, Jr., Gregg Bissonette, Peter Erskine, Cobus Potgeiter and many more.
More photos from 2012:
Korean bassist Key Kim talks about why he chose to study bass at LAMA College for Music Professionals, and what typical life is like in the bass department (video is in Korean with English subtitles). Check out more student videos, LAMA instruction lessons and student and alumni performances on our channel here: http://www.youtube.com/lamusicacademy
Several very lucky LAMA students enjoyed a very wonderful experience recently, via a trip facilitated by LAMA Artist Development Director Dorian Holley. Students were invited to visit famed studio GrooveWorx (Santa Monica-based haven for some of the most notable talent in the music business including: Pink, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, Norah Jones and more). Students were able to attend a recording session with drummer Matt Laug (Alice Cooper, Slash’s Snakepit).
The students on the trip included Jonas Streffer (LAMA drum student), Paul Zewell (LAMA drum student), Jesper Windmar (LAMA music producer student).
LAMA’s Bass Department Jerry Watts was featured on For Bass Players Only, doing an exclusive interview with writer Jon Liebman. Watts chats about his musical upbringing, playing bass, LAMA and his first instrument, the accordion! Get the complete lowdown, here: http://www.forbassplayersonly.com/Interviews/Jerry-Watts.html.
If you have been following along here for the last couple years you have probably heard us mention LAMA experience, an ongoing series of interactive clinics, workshops and concerts hosted around the world in collaboration with LAMA College for Music Professionals, its partners and alumni. Attendees have the opportunity to audition for admission and apply for a scholarship to LAMA (www.lama.edu). Most importantly, they will see what it’s like to learn at a music college in Los Angeles and get an inside look at the various Music Performance and Music Producer degree programs offered by LAMA.
We are pleased to announce the schedule for 2013:
4/15/13 – Ljusdals kommun Slottegymnasiet, Ljusdal, SWEDEN
4/16/13 – Staffangymnasiet, Söderhamn, SWEDEN
4/17/13 – Vasaskolan, Gävle, SWEDEN
4/19/13 – Rytmus Stockholm, SWEDEN
4/22/13 – Den Rytmiske Højskole, Vig, DENMARK
4/23/13 – Cybergymnasiet, Malmö, SWEDEN
4/24/13 – Mora, St. Mikaelskolan
4/25/13 – Leksands Gymnasium, Leksand SWEDEN
4/26/13 – Rockgymnasiet, Örebro SWEDEN
5/2/13 – Music Academy Deutschland, Stuttgart, GERMANY
5/3/13 – Music Academy Deutschland, Cologne, GERMANY
5/5/13 – Music College Hannover, GERMANY
5/7/13 – Jazzclub Kammerlichtspiele, Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA
5/8/13 – VMI, Vienna, AUSTRIA
5/13/13 – Swiss Drum Academy, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
5/16/13 – CIAM, Bordeaux, FRANCE
For more information, visit http://www.lama.edu.
Legendary drum stick manufacturer Vic Firth, always very supportive of music education, presented these wonderful gifts — brand new stick bags — to the new drum students at LAMA. All the drummers were absolutely psyched to get this swag to help kick off their school year. Thanks again Vic Firth!
Did you ever get to see the Mars Volta play live? It was always an epic show creating and destroying musical boundaries. There was one man at the center of it all holding down the rhythm and bringing us that amazing low end. That man is Juan Alderete and as we announced on the LAMA site last week, he has joined the LAMA Bass Department as an Artist-in-Residence.
Juan has been on our radar here at the blog even before his turn with TMV. He played bass with LA noise legends Distortion Felix on their Steve Albini produced debut “I’m an Athlete” and his work with Racer X is equally cool. Juan has invested in his own musical projects of late including Big Sir and Vato Negro and recently launched the extremely popular website, www.pedalsandeffects.com. He is endorsed by Fender Basses and Behringer.